Fordmods Logo

Engine temperature???? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Engine temperature????
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:41 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 327

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: EL XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Lately as we have been having very hot days in Sydney I have noticed that the temperature on the car does not go past, the A on normal. This is even with the aircondtioning running. Before christmas I had 4 people in the car and it was a hot day with the aircon running and the temperature sat near the top of the A.

When i did my head gasket i changed the coolant, thermostat, and cleaned the radiator with one of those radiator cleaners but flushed it out properly. Could this be the reason that it is not showing any higher temprature??, maybe the cooling system is working extemely efficiently.

I think that something is wrong with it at the moment.

Any ideas????
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 1966

Joined: 13th Aug 2005

Ride: 2000 Au wagon

Location: some where in nsw
NSW, Australia

just be thankfull and don't ask why.

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2550

Joined: 28th Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: EF 5 Speed, XH Uterus :P

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

i've got a water leak in my EF atm, sop the water level is constantly low. i gave it a good run yesterday in the 38 deg's with air con on flat out and it didn't go above the middle of the M. this is in a car with very little coolant, mainly water. nothing's wrong with yours - it's all working well. A to L is the normal temp for the EF/EL's, so on a hot day top of A should be fine.

 

_________________

Maloo - Holden's word for ugly.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:40 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 5051

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Kia Rio - 1.4L Auto

Power: 238 rwkw

Location: Westside
VIC, Australia

Dont worry... Its just working like it should.

Mine never really gets past the M no matter how hard I work the car. This weekend, Melbourne had a both days 40+ degrees. Sat was a cruise with the aircon running all day in convoy, no problems. Sunday was towing Jetkski down to the ramp with aircon on all the way, once again no problem. Sat at the higher part of the A.

If your cooling system is in good shape, these cars run a pretty good constant temperature, regardless of the weather.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:41 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3097

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: VU SS

Location: Ivanhoe
NSW, Australia

I havn't even needed my thermos yet!
As long as I'm not stopped for over 2 minutes the car keeps cool even without them. I'm happy.

 

_________________

EF Fairmont now Sold!
Guides: Polishing|Modifications |Manual Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:51 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 327

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: EL XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

thanks for the info guys, its put me at ease now

I was just worried that the the needle might not be operating correctly.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:56 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 4355

Joined: 14th Dec 2005

Gallery: 36 images

Ride: Fairlane

Location: Newy
NSW, Australia

on the old eb, the temp dial never changed, i got worried about it, and took it to mechanic... it was the needle getting stuck, or something like that, it was a few years ago.. so could possibly be getting stuck, as he said it was a common problem with the fords, although i have never heard of it on any of the cars my mats and family cars..

 

_________________

The Lane Lives.... Finally!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 79

Posts: 1233

Joined: 7th Apr 2005

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: GTHO PH 1 EF ex chaser

Location: Willow vale, GOLD COAST
QLD, Australia

On the A is where mine sit no matter wether I flog it on the track or tow my caravan, also sits there if I just cruise. a well regulated cooling system should always do the same :roll: :P

 

_________________

Rotten Old Revhead!!! XW GTHO + EF ex cop car (exractors 2.5 cat back zorst !6" Simmons K&N +airbox mods Lowered with Bilstein shocks+Whiteline Bars NEXT THING Swap HO for GTP or Ferrari!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

42degrees in Melbourne yesturday, I was towing our camping trailer much of it up & down hills. On the odd occasion the temp crept up to between the R & M but mostly it sat at the A. I'm certainly not worried about the temp climbing slightly, its exactly what I would expect on such a hot day towing a load. Also proves my needle isn't stuck.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 681

Joined: 3rd Apr 2005

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII Ghia

it got to 47 here in ceduna 2 days in a row i drove my car aorund for half an hour to test out the cooling sysytem and even stopped idling for a while in the sun the engine temp read around 89 to 94 . so i think my cooling system is up to scratch. as i have the ghia do they have a better radiator like the tazi's do? cos it would explain why it works so well.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:12 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 237

Joined: 7th Jan 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BA XR6 Falcon

Location: Hawthorn
VIC, Australia

Hahahaha my car on Saturday nearly caught fire......well when i opened the bonnet to get air in there the engine was like a bowl of Rice bubbles, SNAP CRACKLE POP :-(

 

_________________

Jesus Drove Fords

Proud Owner of a XR6 MkII

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3687

Joined: 4th Mar 2005

Gallery: 23 images

Ride: XR6 Turbo

Location: Taree
NSW, Australia

I got a new radiator and my needle always stays under or Cold on the heat gauge driving in and back from town on the hot days its great.

 

_________________

SS Inductions CAI, K&N Filters, M-spec FMC, Turbosmart BOV, 8psi capa tune, X-force cat.

Mods going on: Nizpro springs, bosch 040 pump + Walbro gss341, 600cc injectors, PWR transcooler, 20% Underdrives, 15psi Actuator, Kingspring SSL's, 15psi tune.....More coming

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 12 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:33 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names